Alte Mensa in Dresden

Being one of the first student residences in Germany, the Alte Mensa on Mommsenstraße was opened on November 15, 1925. Following several attachments to the building during the 30s, the construction was extended to its present size in the late 50s. From this point on, the rectorate of the TU Dresden could be found within the building complex. The Alte Mensa underwent extensive reconstruction from February 14, 2004 until late December 2006. During this period, the tent-canteens ESSE and KommPott, as well as the container-cafeteria Ent-Spannung took care of the student's and university staff's catering needs. The Alte Mensa was officially reopened on January 15, 2007. Since then it has regained its status of being a central location of student life, as well as representing the main culinary artery in the heart of the campus.

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General information

Address:Mommsenstr. 13, 01069 Dresden

3 full meals (including one vegetarian dish), casserole & gratiné, pizza & pasta, grill & wok, pot & terrine, salad- and dessert buffet, extensive variety of sides

Food servings per day:

Nearly 5,500 helpings a day


1.000 seats in 4 dining halls,
100 seats in the cafeteria,
250 outside seats on 3 terraces

History:First opened on November 15, 1925, extended to present size until 1959, under reconstruction from February 2004 until December 2006, reopened on January 15, 2007

Opening hours and events Alte Mensa

In the following overview you will find the opening and closing times including current changes.

Alte Mensa - Currently changed opening hours

Servicepunkt geschlossen23.04.19 - 26.04.19Liebe Gäste! Unser Servicepunkt bleibt vom 23.-26.04.2019 geschlossen. Wir bitten um Verständnis und wünschen allen unseren Gästen tolle Osterfeiertage.

Alte Mensa - Regular opening hours

Mittagstisch im Brat²Mo - Fr 10:45 - 15:00 Uhr
Öffnungszeiten Cafeteria ZebradieleMo - Fr 08:00 - 15:00 Uhr
Öffnungszeiten ServicepunktMo - Fr 11:00 - 14:00 Uhr
Abend- und Cafeteria-Angebot im Brat²Mo - Do 15:30 - 19:00 Uhr

The following table lists the current and upcoming campaign weeks of the Alte Mensa.

Alte Mensa - Current and future campaigns

Unter uns - die Küchenleitersprechstunde09.05.2019 - 09.05.2019

Sie haben Wünsche, Fragen oder Anregungen? Auch lobende Worte sind willkommen zur Küchenleitersprechstunde. Am Donnerstag, den 09.05.2019, haben Sie wieder ab 12 Uhr die Gelegenheit, mit der Küchenleitung der Alten Mensa ins Gespräch zu kommen. Besuchen Sie uns. Treffpunkt: 12 Uhr Foyer der Alten Mensa Wer Lust auf eine Führung durch die Alte Mensa hat, kann sich gleich für den nächsten Termin am 16.05.2019 registrieren!

Contact persons for Alte Mensa

The following table lists the contact person for the in Dresden.
For inquiries, please use our central contact form for canteens and cafeterias.

Küchenleiterin Jacqueline Wolff


Jacqueline Wolff

Tel.: 0351 253884231

Serviceleiterin Josephine Hünich


Josephine Hünich

Tel.: 0351 253884241

Map of Alte Mensa